Breakfast Food and Clean Eating

They say breakfast is the most important part of the day, so I always try to eat a good meal at the start of the day. During the week, my breakfast tends to be coffee and overnight oats, but on the weekend I kind of get “crazy” and make myself pancakes, muffins, or something of the sort. This post is for you, Marissa


It’s no secret by now that I love pancakes. One of the reasons why I don’t go running first thing in the morning on the weekends is because I love, love, love getting up and making my pancakes first thing in the morning. There’s nothing better than savoring every bite of my pancakes and enjoying my cup of coffee first thing in the morning, when it’s just me and the dogs, who are laying in the sun, even before JP gets up. It’s my “me” time. Well, that, and my running.

Lately I’ve been having some GI issues, an because I’ve been having so much crap to eat since I stopped running, I decided that these two things probably go hand in hand…which is why I’ve decided to give clean eating a try (starting yesterday). That doesn’t mean I have to give up my pancakes though!

Yesterday morning, when I got up, I knew I wanted to have banana pancakes. Since I was feeling gross and bloated (and am starting to wonder if I do have a gluten allergy), I decided to try something a little different. I made this recipe from Skinnytaste, minus the chocolate chips, and swapped out white flour for Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour.

Now, I’m not going to lie. This flour is made from ground up beans, so if you don’t add some additional spices to cover it up, you’ll taste the beans. So I added a sprinkle of cinnamon and another sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice to re pancake mix.

Also, when you use this flour to make pancakes, it tends to cause them to be much thinner. This is where my idea to make crepes, and then blintzes, came from.

While cooking my “crepes” on the stovetop, I quickly mixed up a “clean” version of the filling for my blintzes:

1 cup 0% fat Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
About 1 Tablespoon honey, to taste
A dash of cinnamon
2/3 tsp vanilla extract

I mixed all of these ingredients up in a mixing bowl really good, tasted it to make sure it didn’t have too much of that “sour” flavor you’ll taste in Greek yogurt. Once I was happy with it, I spread it over my crepe, rolled it up, and enjoyed it! Yum, yum! You could even slice up some bananas and put some on top of the crepe before rolling it up and eating.

Unfortunately (again), I didn’t even think about taking photos because I was so excited about enjoying this recipe, and didn’t realize it would be good enough for sharing on here. But stay tuned, I’ll be making more of these and updating this post with photos in the near future!

What’s your favorite meal of the day?

Favorite breakfast food?


17 thoughts on “Breakfast Food and Clean Eating

  1. runningsouthern

    Eating clean will make you feel amazing!!

    My favorite meal is breakfast, and I usually eat bacon and eggs every morning with a big cup of coffee. Every now and then I get crazy and add a piece of fruit πŸ™‚

      1. runningsouthern

        I follow the paleo diet and it falls under the clean eating umbrella. It is crazy how good I feel when I cut out all the processed junk. I am excited to follow along your clean eating journey (and am always looking to learn new recipes and tips).

  2. mstepler

    This sounds like a great recipe! Haha…you know the way to my heart…the next time I’m home I am definitely trying these. (I already have that flour so that works nicely!) And when I first discovered I had a gluten intolerance, that was what it was – just feeling bloated and all around icky…cutting out gluten made all the difference!

    1. 262x2 Post author

      We’ll have to swap some recipes! I still plan in posting the PB pancake one, but need to make a few adjustments before doing so. The last time I made them they were a little dry…

  3. Lily

    That sounds really good! Pancakes never sit well with me (they feel like concrete in my stomach), but I could get into these I think. Breakfast is my least favorite meal to eat at a restaurant, but early mornings are my favorite time of day.

  4. willrunforpizza

    I wondered how that Bob’s Mill GF flour was….just saw it in the store a few weeks ago, but kinda scared to try it. haha I’m not a HUGE b-fast person…I’m just not all that hungry in the morning. And I don’t like to eat anything “heavy” until AFTER a workout. So I have 3 pieces of fruit between 9 and noon, and then my salad for lunch. Although we seem to have found a new weekend tradition of eggs, bacon, and toast…this just started a few weeks ago and we just can’t stop! πŸ™‚ But it’s always after my workout/run or it’s my rest day anyhow…

  5. emmelineruns

    I’m not sure if oat flour is GF (I think mine is?) but you should try my recipe if you want thicker pancakes, I was shocked at how thick they were. I absolutely LOVE crepes though so I think this is a freaking genius healthy breakfast idea!! I’d rather have crepes than pancakes in general.

    1. 262x2 Post author

      Do you make your own oat flour? I usually do and I know that you can make it GF as long as you have GF oats. Haha thanks, I’m glad you like my idea!

  6. Heidi (@idlehide)

    My favourite meal of the day is actually breakfast and my fave bf food is what I had this morning. It may sound weird, but it’s so delicious. A homemade egg mcmuffin with 2 fried eggs, extra old cheddar cheese and jam spread on the bread. It’s the most delicious mix of sweet and savoury. It’s my top post-run/exercise food:)


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